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From left, Tammy Muller, Executive Director for SkillsUSA at CVCC; Gary Muller, CVCC Executive Dean of Economic Development; and Hickory Mayor Hank Guess
Photo courtesy of Cody Dalton, CVCC Public Information Officer

Program At CVCC Receives Proclamation From Hickory City Officials

The Catawba Valley Community College SkillsUSA program recently received a proclamation from the city of Hickory, which recognized February 6-10, 2023 as CVCC SkillsUSA week.
Hickory Mayor Hank Guess presented the proclamation to Tammy Muller, Executive Director for SkillsUSA at CVCC and Gary Muller, Executive Dean of Economic Development and Corporate Education for CVCC.

National SkillsUSA Week is also February 6-10 and this year’s theme is “Our Time is Now,” which implies that members have both the tools and the confidence to take on further education or employment in their career field. During SkillsUSA Week, CVCC’s SkillsUSA students recognized the efforts of their college’s administration and their faculty advisors by sending appreciation cards, emails, voicemails and making face-to-face visits.

As part of “Give Back Tuesday,” SkillsUSA students and advisors completed their canned food drive for the Hickory Soup Kitchen and delivered more than 600 canned food items to Austin Pearce, who is executive director of the Hickory Soup Kitchen. The CVCC SkillsUSA has been recognized as a National SkillsUSA Model of Excellence for six straight years. CVCC is the only chapter ever to be recognized six years in a row. The Model of Excellence recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA activities.

Catawba Valley Community College also won nine national medals at the National Conference held in this past June in Atlanta, and it has won 70 national medals during the past 10 years. For more information about the CVCC SkillsUSA program, contact Tammy Muller at 828-327-7000 ext. 4323 or email